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4 killed after medical transport plane crashes in Nevada

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Eva Pilgrim reporting (Luiz Mata)

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said a plane carrying four people has crashed in Elko, Nevada.

Allen Kenitzer said the Piper PA 31 airplane crashed Friday evening under unknown circumstances.


University of Utah Hospital confirms that a heart patient headed for their hospital from Elko was on that flight and is now deceased along with the three other crew members.

American Med Flight confirmed the loss of three crewmembers and a patient in the crash.

The Elko Daily Free Press said the plane crashed into the Barrick Gold Corp. parking lot, causing multiple explosions and sending up flames near a busy casino.

Kenitzer said there were no ground injuries.

The FAA and the NTSB will investigate.
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